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“True to the broadest mandate of their discipline, the authors have sought to bridge the biological and cultural dimensions of man.... The result is one of the most creative contributions in the social science literature. It is also superlative writing...an impressive tour de force, and I highly recommend it.”
—B. J. Siegel, Saturday Review
“The Imperial Animal contains items of interest to those with a general knowledge of ethology, and some perceptive insights into modern social problems.”
—C. E. S. Franks, Canadian Journal of Political Science
“Four years have elapsed since the publication of The Imperial Animal by Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox. The broad readership it has received attests to the high quality of its authors’ prose. It is entertainingly written, witty and cogent.”
—Margaret Sery Young, Contemporary Sociology
“Tiger and Fox’s writing is interesting and lively…. [The Imperial Animal] is an interesting synthesis and a humane one. It is… far more successful as a discussion of human behavior patterns than any previous book written in this genre, and may be read with much profit by zoologists and social scientists.”
—John F. Eisenberg, Science
"Thoughtfully composed, intriguingly written."
—Los Angeles Times
"An engaging, literate, and original analysis of human nature."
—San Francisco Chronicle
“The rebirth of The Imperial Animal is welcome from both a scientific and historical perspective. It is a genuine classic in the study of human behavior, a pioneering treatment of the relation between biology and culture.”
—Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus
"Explodes a bomb of sanity and reason.... This should be the first book to convince the unconvincable concerning the animal nature of man and society."
"Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox are two brilliant anthropologists who in this fascinating volume have set out to show the unbroken continuity that exists between the behaviour of our monkey and ape relations and our own."
“To read [this book] is a tremendously thought-provoking experience. I am happy to know that The Imperial Animal is again available to inspire those who are searching to understand the connections between the social sciences and biology.”
—Margaret Gruter, founder and president, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research